Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Oakland, CA Zo! + Carmen Rodgers (The SkyBreak Tour)
Sounds provided by DJ Hector
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 | (510) 444-7474
Doors: 8p | Show 9p BUY TICKETS
Friday, November 11, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA Zo! + Carmen Rodgers (The SkyBreak Tour) The E Spot Lounge 4349 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91604 | (818) 769-0905
Doors: 6:30p | Show: 8p BUY TICKETS
Sunday, November 13, 2016 – San Diego, CA Zo! + Carmen Rodgers (The SkyBreak Tour)
With The Lyrical Groove Atomic
762 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 | (619) 651-0707
Doors: 8p | Show: 9p BUY TICKETS
In the spring of 2015, Zo!, Carmen Rodgers and Sy Smith came together as an underground soul power trio, playing live shows on the west coast for a stint they called the “California Love Tour”. Director Shawn Carter Peterson filmed the Los Angeles performance and created a beautiful long play video/short film, capturing the trio’s musical mastery and camaraderie in this presentation of three captivating singles from the show. Sy playfully flaunts her quick-paced scatting chops on “Personal Paradise”, Carmen drips with honey-coated cooing on “It’s Me”, and Zo! shows off his piano virtuosity with “Flight Of The Blackbyrd”. The acoustic set exhibits a beautiful simplicity of instrumentation; just piano (Zo!), upright bass (Maurice Ellis) and drums (Stacey Lamont Sydnor) which makes plenty of sonic room to experience the tunes stripped all the way down. And just like the human form, these tunes are even better naked.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA The E Spot Lounge
4349 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91604 | (818) 769-0905
Doors: 6:30p BUY TICKETS
Zo!, Carmen Rodgers and Sy Smith: Studio Campfire Stories LIVE Studio Campfire Stories, an original concert series where songs from Zo!, Carmen Rodgers and Sy Smith’s albums come alive in an intimate setting via colorful stories behind all of the music played as told by the artists themselves.
I’m actually laughing while listening back to this interview as if I wasn’t a part of it. Shouts to mah man Merc80, Chris and Kim Lehman all of BlackIsOnline.com for allowing me to come into their house and clown out for a couple hours before my show in LA on March 2nd. What a fun time of COMPLETE “let-loosedness”…. Enjoy!!!